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23rd Annual Jean & Joan Tournament Raises $27,791 for Beebe Healthcare

23rd Annual Jean & Joan Tournament Raises $27,791 for Beebe Healthcare

The Jean & Joan Golf Tournament committee recently presented the Beebe Medical Foundation with a donation of $27,791 for Beebe Healthcare’s Cancer Patient Special Needs Fund from the proceeds of the 23rd Annual Jean & Joan Tournament.

The annual tournament featured a pickleball tournament on Sunday and a golf tournament on Monday at Kings Creek Country Club in Rehoboth Beach. The Fund was founded in 1999 in memory of local cancer victims Jean James and Joan Martin, and the charity tournament has been played at Kings Creek Country Club every year.

“We are grateful to Cherrie Rich, event chair, and her committee for continuing the Jean & Joan legacy. Participants enjoyed a well-executed, two-day tournament at King’s Creek, raising funds for Beebe’s Oncology Services. The Jean & Joan Fund continues the tradition of loyal support and dedication in raising funds for our local not-for-profit healthcare system,” said Amy Keller, Event Coordinator, Beebe Medical Foundation.

Since its founding in 1999, the annual tournament has enabled the Jean & Joan Cancer Fund to donate over $668,000 from tournament proceeds to support cancer care through Beebe Healthcare’s Oncology Services.

In previous years, in addition to patient transport vans, the Jean & Joan Cancer Fund donated a 3D Mammography Machine to support early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer; infusion recliners;  new computer Workstations on Wheels that allow nurses to remain at a patient’s bedside for patient care and charting; funds to help create a special “Patient Special Needs” fund; funds for construction of a scenic wall in the Tunnell Healing Garden; and funds to establish a library and center for fitting cosmetic and prosthetic devices for recovering cancer patients.

“We are grateful to Cherrie, the committee, and our many loyal sponsors, who have made this event so successful each year. The Jean & Joan Fund continues to change and save lives by helping our patients and their families navigate their journey with a cancer diagnosis,” said Kay Young, Executive Director of Development, Beebe Medical Foundation.

The 24th Annual Jean & Joan Tournament will be held Monday, September 11, 2023, at Kings Creek Country Club.

“We are so grateful to all the sponsors, pickleball players and golfers that supported our tournament event this year! I’m thankful for all the committee members and Kings Creek staff who put on a wonderful tournament. A fun and successful time was had by all!” said Cherrie Rich, Jean & Joan Tournament Chair.

To learn more about ways to support and give to Beebe Healthcare and Oncology Services, or to have your event directly benefit Oncology Services, please contact Beebe Medical Foundation at 302-644-2900.

Caption (L-R): Ruth Lauver, committee member; Judy Wetzel, committee member; Kay Young, Executive Director of Development, Beebe Medical Foundation; Diane Brooks, committee member; Cherrie Rich, Tournament Chair; Jim Martin, Tournament Founder; Maurice Winkfield, Executive Director of Oncology Services, Beebe Healthcare; Sue McCauley, Director of Patient Care Services, Oncology, Beebe Healthcare; David Mann, committee member; Bonnie Mann, committee member; Amy Keller, Event Coordinator, Beebe Medical Foundation; Stephanie Adams, Gift Officer, Beebe Medical Foundation